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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nicholas Alexander Chavez Delivers Emotional Turn as Spencer’s Party Goes South

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On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, the story at Wyndemere continued.  After Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) was revealed to be the masked “assailant” with a fake knife “stabbing” his son, Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez), confrontations arose.

At the epicenter was newcomer, Nicholas Alexander Chavez, who has stepped into the role of the entitled and troubled teen-aged Cassadine.  In the story, his father, Nikolas, wanted to make his son “pay” for scaring Ava (Maura West) and stalking her. However, now that someone set fire to Ava’s car everyone believes the stalker could not have been Spencer.

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Laura (Genie Francis) and Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) are also Wyndemere … and Laura is very upset at the way her son is dishing it out to her grandson.

When Nikolas explains the reasons for actions to Spencer, an emotional Spencer says, “You decided to evoke my mother (in reference to the late Courtney Matthews), to manipulate me, to tell me to be the man that she would want me to be. Just because you decided that I’m guilty.”

Next, Nikolas apologizes to his son for pushing him emotionally hard, and that prompts Spencer to tell his father to not call him his son, shouting “Do not call me that! And don’t claim to love me.”  At that point, Spencer exits with Trina (Sydney Mikayla) behind him, and Laura ready to tell Nikolas the error of his ways on how he is handling the trouble with his son.

It’s always nice to see when a young actor on daytime gets handed on the ball and delivers, and in the case of Chavez he did just that bringing up Spencer’s inner turmoil and pain.  Let’s remember he lost his mother, and his father pretended to be dead for three years in which he grieved.  Yes, Spencer is spoiled, but it will be intriguing to see just how the GH writers decide to mine the character moving forward with Chavez.

The scenes in the episode with Chavez along with Marcus Coloma, and Genie Francis reminded us all that Cassadine family drama can always tug at the heart.

So, what did you think of Nicholas’ performance? What did you think of what Nikolas Cassadine perpetrated on his son, Spencer? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.

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Rodd
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Rodd

Dear God! How will Nicolas get out of this one? Oh, yeah, when they discover that that brunette nurse at GH that kept spying on Ava is in cahoots with Spencer. Could they be more obvious? And then what will that mean for Spencer when he is finally found out? Tons of therapy or permanently damaged?

I agree, though, that NAC gave a stunning performance as a betrayed Spencer!

Marsha Boyer
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Marsha Boyer

He played his part well. But please bring Ava and Nicholas back together. They need some happiness in there lives.

Satan
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Satan

Well the obvious question now is who torched Ava’s car. The new psycho nurse walking around the hospital is the obvious suspect, but who does she work for?

Did Spencer hire her, knowing he would have the party as an alibi? Or is there actually somebody stalking Ava, other than Spencer. And in typical GH fashion, would this person have any connection to whomever killed Hayden’s mama, or whomever is holding NuDrew prisoner?

And where do they find these psycho nurses so easily?? Do they all work for the same “Psycho Nurses R Us” employment agency?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh boy, Satan, now we have Esme, Spencer’s “girlfriend”, another repulsive schemer. Poor Trina, left in a painful and embarrassing moment again. She needs to cut Spencer loose NOW. The nuDrew story doesn’t interest me, except for that handsome jailer. And how do these “Psycho Nurses R Us” (well said!) perform these dastardly deeds? Can one gather the materials, go to the parking garage (probably ACRES wide), find Ava’s car, torch it, clean up, AND get coffee on a 15 minute break?

Andrew Hass
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Andrew Hass

I don’t think Spencer had anything to with Ava’s car been set on fire because i don’t think he would intentionally endanger someone’s life because someone could have gotten hurt by Ava’s car been put on fire.Plus i don’ think Spencer has any reason now to continue stalking Ava because Ava is no longer with Nikolas.However i do think new psycho nurse is responsible for Ava’s car been put on fire but i’m betting she’s working with someone.For example she’s working with Ryan and i wonder if Spencer’s redemption shown the line will be that he saves Ava from Ryan.

Celia
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Celia

WOW!! That’s a very shrewd assumption. It would also be so ironic—-the baddie becomes the savior. I would make the writers look like literary geniuses.
I also like your idea that Esme may be working with Ryan—-kudos!!

Satan
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Satan

What if Esme was Ryan’s daughter? Wouldn’t be able to guess who her mother would be, but if she was with Ryan, she would probably be dead now.

She didn’t seem to have any reaction to meeting Kevin, nor did he seem to recognize her, and presumably he kept track of Ryan during all those years when everybody else in Port Charles assumed his crazy brother was dead, so he should know if Ryan fathered any children during that time.

Certainly would explain her obvious psycho tendencies though.

Celia
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Celia

Makes sense—if Esme were Ryan’s daughter, every sinister act toward Ava would fall into place.
I wonder why this mentally distirted malady escaped Kevin?
Now, you got my mind working overtime—-What if Kevin is really Ryan with a hand implant. Where’d did he get the hand, you ask? Chopped it off Kevin. Ryan has a few minions in “storage”.
Ok, ok—I can hear you laughing at me …with scorn, I may add. LOL.
And, yes!! If Ryan were to have fathered Esme, the mother would have died by Ryan’s hand–HaHa–pardon the pun.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

He was brilliant! What a fantastic recast as NUSpencer.
Nicholas Chavez is a great young talent.
Fab job to casting by Mark Teschner and team.
Spencer’s deeply wounded side came so out so organically by Nicholas Chavez and it proves that he is handling the role of Spencer with such ease. He’s a gem. He’s got this and it has been a joy to watch him from the start.

Marsha Boyer
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Marsha Boyer

I totally agree with what you said. His got the looks too.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree that his performance here was very good. But I never had any objections to his talent. He just seems too old for the group he’s supposed to be peers with. Yes he can act, he’s cute, has great hair… but I don’t see any chemistry with wonderful Trina either. She deserves more. Spencer would be great pals with Nelle. Of course, they’d have to rewrite the book of unholy alliances.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound, You said it best, and sure he’s a good actor but with most of us as with nuDrew, it’s not the same. Gosh, if I was married to the same man for twenty years or so, I sure am not going to want someone else turning up in my bed or where ever telling me he’s going to be my husband now in every way but looks (through, you never know, I might like the new one better, right ha.) I don’t know why some people can’t understand this. Back to Spencer, his girlfriend’s a piece of work, but… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I swear, Violet, if this Esme turns out to be a secret twin of Kiki, I’m gonna implode!

Celia
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Celia

LOL—more like a twin of Nelle. I wish Kiki could be resurrected. I don’t like Spencer—not yet, anyway. I agree; he looks much older than the rest of his supposed contemporaries—and, he needs to work that chest, shoulders and arms—so puny. He is cute and he can definitely act—-needs to grow on me. Speaking of puny—what’s going on with gorgeous Michael Knight? He looks emaciated—-and, he was limping. As far as Drew? —I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to stomach Mathison in the role. Never liked him—-ever–since AMC. He and Sam ( they will obviously reunite) can bore… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Oh, no, Soaphound! Nelle is is the epitome of psycho! She’s an evil, deranged, unredeemable character who let her first fiance drown, left Michael trapped in a burning car, and, slit Brook Lynne’s throat! Spencer is troubled; he’s not evil and he’s not a murderer. Spencer, even as a kid, was lost and vulnerable. Always in emotional pain and searching for the mother figure he never had; always overprotective of his father and always lashed out to get attention. He’s taken it to a new level as a young adult, but I seriously hope they don’t evolve him into a… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Pity party for Spencer—WOW!! The demon has a “demonette” accomplice. What the hey are these writers thinking? Utter chaos!! A father who stabs his kid with a fake knife, doing all sorts of stupid ghoulish Halloween, childish pranks—-consequently, scaring the heebie jeebies out of him? “C’mon, man!!” Bedlam all around……

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Im with you Celia. That knife was WAAAAYY over the top. Talk about trauma. And this Esme, well, let’s reserve a space for her at Shadybrook NOW and save time later.

su000
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su000

Hi Celia 🙂
Under U.S. federal law, someone commits the Felony of stalking if that person: places another person in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury.
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breaking and entry and other crimes.
Spenser terrorized Ava to give her child to another.
Spenser should be jailed, tried, imprisoned.

Celia
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Celia

Absolutely—-my parents are both attorneys (criminal). My mother gets a good laugh when she happens to “catch” an episode or two—it’s a soap, SusieQ, yet an example shoud be set, even in soaps.
Esme will probably get away with arson.

Jeanette DeSantis
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Jeanette DeSantis

I wasn’t sure about nuSpencer when he first came on the scene, but he’s definitely grown on me. I think
as the actor has become more comfortable, his acting has gotten better and better. Fantastic scenes between him and Nikolas at his party. Thrilled to see Cameron Matthison joining GH. Quite the coup! He’s an excellent actor and will bring a lot to the show, for sure.

Linda Eisnor
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Linda Eisnor

Spencer deserved what Nicholas did to him. He is a spoiled brat and should be taught responsibility.

Celia
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Celia

Agreed. But, I think Spenser should accept responsibility rather than being taught it to him, Linda. He’s too old —-even spoiled brats don’t cross so many lines. He belongs in jail.—-
—As does his she-devil girlfriend. She should know not to play with fire. Again, pardon the play-on-words.

Michelle Solazzo
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Michelle Solazzo

I am enjoying him at first i thought wrong choice but hes very good on point with his emotions

Debbie
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Debbie

I think the story line between father and son was carried too far. Getting along with his father will help Spencer calm down and not be so mischievous. He also lies and holds back truths so why alienate his father.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Spencer should have enough empathy; compassion..to know not to scare Ava regarding the safety of her child. It would be cruel and irresponsible enough if she hadn’t already lost one daughter, but knowing that and making her fear for Avery’s life? Spencer only learns by experience; not by fireside chats. Nicolas knows how to deal with his son; Laura and Kevin should have butt out. The only problem I had with Nicolas was him scaring Spencer in front of others; scaring Trina. That was irresponsible and made him look bad. Should have scared the lil punk when he was alone.… Read more »

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General Hospital Alum Annie Wersching Dead at 45

In very sad news on Sunday, actress Annie Wersching, who starred in the series 24, Bosch and Timeless, and portrayed Amelia Joffe on General Hospital, passed away this morning from cancer.  Annie was only 45-years-0ld.

Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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Kelly Thiebaud Opens Up on Her Exit from General Hospital, Taping Britt’s Tragic Death Scenes, and Parting Thoughts on Co-Stars

Just a few weeks ago on the January 4th episode of General Hospital, viewers were left devastated when Dr. Britt Westbourne succumbed to a fatal poisoning after a confrontation with ‘The Hook’.

While it was revealed that Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, was exiting the ABC soap opera at the end of 2022, many thought the story would see Britt leaving Port Charles to deal with her declining health due to Huntington’s Disease in private, in order to keep the door open for a possible return down the line.  However, that was not meant to be.  When a report from Deadline surfaced back in August of 2022, it indicated that Kelly was returning to her primetime role on ABC’s Station 19, which caused some confusion and rumors of just what would Thiebaud’s ultimate status be with the daytime drama series.

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Now, in a very special exit interview for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Kelly chats with Michael Fairman and clarifies what led to her decision to leave her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne.

Talking with Fairman direct from London, Kelly, who won a Daytime Emmy in 2022 for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, reveals how it came to pass that GH would kill-off the character of Britt by becoming another victim of ‘The Hook’, and more.

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During the conversation, Thiebaud shares her thoughts on working with her former GH co-stars including: Steve Burton (ex-Jason), Parry Shen (Brad), Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Kathleen Gati (Liesl), Cassandra James (Terry), Roger Howarth (Austin) and Josh Kelly (Cody), as well as some of her favorite memories throughout her run on the series which began in 2012.

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Kelly took the character from being the manipulative ‘Britch’ as an interloper in the romance of Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), all the way to becoming a well-loved character to root for.

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While, GH viewers witnessed Britt’s shocking death scenes, Kelly weighs-in on taping those moments, as well as Britt’s emotional goodbye birthday party, and having the opportunity to portray a character who was trying to navigate her life, while suffering from the effects of Huntington’s Disease.

In addition, Thiebaud gives a very special ‘thank you’ and shout out to the fans for their enduring support as she looks forward to new roles and new adventures ahead.

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Check out our heartfelt farewell interview with Kelly below, and for upcoming celebrity features, interviews, event coverage, music videos, and more, make sure to ‘subscribe‘ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

So, what did you think about Kelly’s decision to depart GH? Will you miss her as Britt? Share your thoughts on our conversation in the comment section below.

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Denise Crosby Makes a Return to General Hospital

After a major fallout with her parents, Carolyn (Denise Crosby) and Jeff Webber (William R. Moses), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) was devastated, in particular because they concocted a plan to make her forget all about the tragic situation earlier in her life. That being, when Finn’s (Michael Easton) late wife, Reiko, fell down a flight of steps and eventually died after she struggled with Liz.

Apparently, the story is not over, when Denise Crosby reprises her role of Carolyn beginning the week of January 23rd on General Hospital.

Talking about her return in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Crosby previewed, “She (Carolyn) wants to make a connection with her daughter and try to make amends for something that is almost impossible to make amends for. She knows it could go really wrong, but she can’t live with herself if she doesn’t take the shot.”

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Something tells us there is more to the story of why Carolyn could have returned to Port Charles? Any thoughts?

Let us know your theories about Elizabeth’s mother upcoming return to Port Charles in the comment section below.

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